For prospective students

Open Week: Alumni panel and coffee chat

Meet our graduates and find out more about their experiences during and after the Hertie School!

When you start your studies at the Hertie School, you are joining a community that is passionate about effecting positive change and implementing good governance around the world. On Wednesday, 8 December, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm CET, meet three graduates from the MPP and MIA programmes:

Carlos Ahumada (MPP 2019, Mexico) started the MPP programme after completing a bachelor's degree in international relations and working in public affairs. During his studies, Carlos became interested in data analysis and acquired the skills necessary to enter this field. After graduation, he started working as a data scientist at Polyteia, a decision-making platform for the public sector, and later continued on to Cosmonauts & Kings in Berlin as a Senior Strategist for Data & Analytics. In August, Carlos moved to London to start a new chapter as a Public Policy Manager (EMEA and Latin America) at Facebook's Data for Good.

Anas Attal (MIA 2017, Syria) moved to the United States after graduating from the Hertie School in 2017, where he began working as an Education Program Coordinator at the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Afterward, he worked as Junior Geopolitical and Security Risk Analyst at Emergent Risk International where he conducted open-source research and wrote daily strategic and tactical analysis reports on global geopolitical events that impact multinational companies across all sectors. Currently, he is based in New York City working at Macro Advisory Partners, a company that provides clients with the strategic insights to navigate the intersection of global markets, geopolitics and policy.

Katri Bertram (MPP 2007, Finland) currently works at the German Federal Ministry of Health on topics in global health. Previously, she headed External Relations for the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) and worked in External Relations at the World Bank's office for the DACH region. At the NGO Save the Children, she headed global advocacy, policy and campaigning. In 2020, Katri founded Partners for Impact (PFI), a platform to share best practices on how partnerships can drive impact in international development. Alongside her work, Katri encourages young professionals who wish to have children while continuing to pursue fulfilling careers with the KarriereFamilie initiative.


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